How technology is reshaping philosophy

September 26th, 2014
0207w.jpgWe've all played the game of thinking about and listing the most important inventions in the progress of mankind.  Certainly from the wheel, to the printing press to the transistor, there are plenty to choose from.

But seldom do we think about philosophical revolutions.  The invention of ideas and philosophies and habits of mind, that have also changed the world.

Of these, there have been less. Perhaps, according to Luciano Floridi, only three that have truly shaped our conception of the world and who we are within it

Oxford philosophy Professor Luciano Floridi argues that the technological and information revolution of today, has created a rare  Fourth Revolution, from which we now view ourselves and our place in the world. A world in which we shape our reality and that reality in turn shapes us.

My conversation with Luciano Floridi: